Freebie: Once again, Half Price Books offers up a Black Friday freebie two-fer. In addition to a free $5 gift card, the first 100 customers to cross the threshold at 7 am will get a free tote bag, perfect for hauling all your Black Friday loot. Better yet, one lucky doorbusting consumer could find a surprise in their tote bag: an extra $100 gift card!
Freebie: Although human presents tend to be at the top of our Black Friday shopping list, PetSmart wants to make sure that your favorite feline or canine isn’t forgotten during the biggest shopping day of the year. For the first 100 shoppers, retail stores are giving awayfree pet stockings pre-stuffed with dog and cat treats and $130 worth of in-store coupons.
ManiRewards is a new rewards site that offers points redeemable for free magazine subscriptions and gift cards from CVS, Toys R Us, Papa Johns, JC Penney and Applebee’s. Earn rewards by reading articles on MSN, Yahoo and Accuweather, Tweeting and referring others.
If you’ve already finished your copy of Fifty Shades of Grey, consider selling it to Amazon.com for free Amazon credit and gift cards. I’ve used Amazon’s textbook buyback–which is open to all books, not just textbooks–dozens of times and it’s worked great every time. Here’s the how-to:
2. If Amazon is buying the book, it’ll show you the Trade-In Value. If it’s not (for example, if it’s not in demand, too old, a select paperback or sometimes self-published), it’ll say Did Not Match Any Products.
3. When you’re done entering books, click Submit and Select a Shipping Method–best methods are UPS via pre-paid label or USPS. Package your books in a box, adhere the shipping label to the outside, and voila!
4. In about 2-3 weeks, your Amazon credit will automatically be deposited into your textbook buyback account.
Today only Dec. 13 at Plastic Jungle, you can buy Victoria’s Secret gift cards for up to 13% off face value. Plastic Jungle is a site where you can buy and sell gift cards for cash. The FatHeadDog is no math whiz, but purchase a $100 gift card for $87 ( I counted that on my paws). Visit Plastic Jungle for the one day sale.
The FatHeadDog is tickled, well, white and gray, about all the entries into the $25 Kroger gift card giveaway. Just a reminder that today is the last day for entries, before my paws select the gift card winner tomorrow.
I used to like grocery shopping, but not so much anymore. (Somehow a three-year-old and impatient husband had something to do with that.) However, I will get my paws into my local Kroger store for the annual Cart Buster Savings event now until Aug. 17.
Save on tons of brands across more than 100 categories from General Mills, PepsiCo, Unilever, Heinz, Mars, Wrigley and Kimberly Clark. And if you’re a list nerd like me, click here for a printable .pdf list of participating products.
We are giving a FatHeadDog reader a $25 Kroger gift card good at any of the Kroger. Co family of stores!
To enter to win, leave a comment below answering whether this is the first time you’ve visited FatHeadDog.com. If so, welcome! (Please come back..) Entries accepted through August 22nd. Winner will be chosen August 23 and will be notified via email. Earn extra entries by doing the following: (The contest has closed)
My office “neighbor” and I shout most things across our cubicle walls–meeting times, web content updates or the status of the donut table– but tips about the search-and-win site Swagbucks were always whispered. “Pss, there’s a Swagcode worth 11 bucks…”
You earn “Swagbucks” for searches performed on their site (as opposed to searching on Google). Points range from 7 to 20 “bucks” earned. You can redeem for tons of different prizes, but the best value, by far, is the $5 Amazon.com gift card for 450 bucks. Essentially free bucks for free gift cards.
Tips for Winning Swagbucks
Perform your searches approximately three to four times a day, several hours apart. I search first thing in the morning, after lunch, late afternoon and in the evening, earning about 7 to 10 bucks each.
Once you win bucks from a search, its fairly unlikely you’ll hit it again in a consecutive search, so you can save your next search for a few hours later.
When searching, try related terms to the original you searched, and click through all the pages of results. Also, you can try searching photos or videos for the same term. To me at least, it seems searching “deep” wins better results than searching “shallow” with dozens of unrelated terms (which, by the way, can penalize you if Swagbucks thinks you’re not performing “natural searches”).
Share the site with others who might like it, too and you’ll receive matching points for what they earn. That can make earning free gift cards easier and faster than ever. Click here to sign up for Swagbucks.com.